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Find a perfect tropical retreat at Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is the major gateway to a region rich in the history of the ancient Mayan civilization. It is framed by well-known archaeological sites and white sand beaches, making it an impressive vacation destination. The natural beauty, warm climate and local hospitality provide the ultimate vacation retreat.

Things to do

Cancun beaches

Cancun beaches are divided among north and east locations. The northern beaches surround the water of Mujeres Bay. One of the best choices for families is the Playa Caracol. The water is shallow, and the location is flat. The east side borders the Caribbean Sea and offers windier conditions with big waves. Diving and snorkeling are great ways to experience the northern beaches' beautiful coral reefs. Other water activities include waterskiing and sail boating. It's also common for visitors to enjoy an adventure in the Nichupte Lagoon.

Cancun historical sites

”El Rey” is an archaeological site nestled among the resort areas. Here, you will get an inside look at the ancient Mayan civilization. The ruins represent Mexican history at its most authentic.

Cancun family activities

One of Cancun's most popular family attractions is the interactive aquarium. You will enjoy an open-air facility where it's possible to touch stingrays, conches and sea turtles. Submarine tours are ideal for observing underwater creatures without getting wet. Since the Caribbean water is extremely clear, you can view a variety of tropical fish and other deep-sea wonders. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted to play a round at a first-class course. Some top names in the sport have created challenging courses set against the gorgeous tropical backdrop.

Cancun shopping

Cancun is filled with multiple shopping opportunities. There are designer stores with famous brand names, flea markets and various souvenir shops featuring handcrafted items. Since shopping is duty-free, you will be able to take advantage of some great deals on jewelry as well. La Isla Shopping Village is filled with trendy shops on the banks of the Nichupte Lagoon. The overall theme is a Venetian paradise. Market 28 is a large flea market in the downtown area. It is the perfect place to find souvenirs and handcrafted wares.

Cancun dining

Restaurants at Avenidas Tulan are popular and lively. Fine dining is better on Avenida Bonampak. Budget travelers will enjoy the tacos at El Centro's Avenida Yaxchilan. For fresh seafood, Market 28 offers a wide range of eateries.

Where to stay

Approximately 150 Cancun hotels are located along the Zona Hotelara, or “Hotel Zone.” You will be able to find luxury all-inclusive resorts and smaller inns throughout the area. Live Aqua is an adult-only resort that provides an entire sensory experience. To save money, consider staying in the downtown area. Although you will need to take a taxi to the beach, room rates are cheaper, and the hotels feel more intimate.

Special events

Thanks to the warm climate, Cancun hosts various events throughout the year. Carnival is a national tradition that celebrates the days leading to Ash Wednesday. There are parades and parties all around the area. On April 20, the residents of Cancun celebrate Cancun Day, the day when the city was founded. In November, the annual Festival Internacional del Caribe Mexicano is a one-month food festival that allows visitors to sample some of the finest area dishes.

Best time to visit

Peak travel season to Cancun is December to April. Crowds are thick, but the weather is ideal, and vacation packages are cheap. It is wise to avoid March, the time when spring break travelers are most prevalent. Summer is quite humid, and temperatures approach the 90s. However, room rates are extremely low. Fall is the least busy time in Cancun, as the weather can be stormy.

Recently booked Cancun hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive 15 minutes ago 5 stars $445
Sun Palace Couples Only - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
28 minutes ago 4 stars $445
RIU Palace Peninsula All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
46 minutes ago 5 stars $298
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
1 hour ago 5 stars $381
Hyatt Zilara Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
1 hour ago 4 stars $496
Temptation Resort and Spa - All Inclusive Adults Only
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
3 hours ago 4 stars $303
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3 hours ago 4 stars $409
Barcelo Costa Cancun - All inclusive
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
3 hours ago 3 stars $218
Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe & The Villas Cancun All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3 hours ago 4 stars $280
Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4 hours ago 4 stars $260

Recently Rated Cancun Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Kin Mayab by Bus Station
Downtown Cancun
3.5 / 5
34 reviews
3 stars $50
Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
4.7 / 5
977 reviews
5 stars $465
Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.3 / 5
301 reviews
4 stars $429
GR Solaris Cancun Resort and Spa- All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.1 / 5
936 reviews
4 stars $269
Marriott CasaMagna Resort Cancun
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.3 / 5
273 reviews
4 stars $219
Temptation Resort and Spa - All Inclusive Adults Only
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
4.0 / 5
1202 reviews
4 stars $303
Riu Cancun All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.0 / 5
698 reviews
4 stars $352
Beach Palace - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4.4 / 5
110 reviews
4 stars $445
Comfort Inn Cancun Aeropuerto
3.7 / 5
20 reviews
3 stars $56
Crown Paradise Cancun - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3.6 / 5
282 reviews
3 stars $266

Featured Cancun Hotels

From $465

Romantic beachfront resort with exclusive amenities near Cancun The contemporary Excellence Playa Mujeres is perched amid seven swimming pools on a picturesque white sand beach. The adults-only... More

Mar 24, 2015
From $409

2 Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 530 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan Kilometer 16.5 Map

Special Offer for Limited Time

Family friendly, all-inclusive Cancun beach resort with many amenitiesPosh yet family-friendly, this 502-room beachfront property spans three eight-story wings awash in peach, yellow and earth... More

I would gladly stay here again!!!
This was a wonderful place. It was so clean and the staff were beyond great. I won't stay any where else!
Mar 21, 2015
From $445

3 Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 501 reviews

Carretera Cancun-Chetumal KM 340 Map

Resort Credit up to $2,500 based on stay&Free WiFi

Posh Cancun resort along the Caribbean with Jacuzzi-outfitted roomsThe hotel is five miles from the airport and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. This luxurious property is punctuated by tropical... More

Overall good experience!
Overall a very nice hotel. Room, food and grounds were excellent. Only areas in need of improvement are entertainment - poor, and stay away from the initial palace orientation info, you will be...
Mar 22, 2015
From $329

4 Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 270 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan Kilometer 9.5 Map

FREE Massage+Access to Gym, Hydrotherapy area

Grand Cancun resort in unparalleled location with top-tier amenitiesThe majestic Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels® & Resorts.The... More

Nice Stay
Everything was pretty good, specially service and food quality. The thing is that they need to renew some of the room furniture, it seems a bit wore down.
Mar 3, 2015
From $260

5 Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 592 reviews

Blvd..Kukulcan, L-48, Km. 16.5, M.53 Map

FREE Sunset Cruise , Lapis Jewerly Gift & Wi Fi

Mayan-inspired, seaside resort in Cancun with villas and lagoon viewsThe Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas - All Inclusive is an elegant beachfront property flanked by tropical gardens. The hotel... More

Great for spring break
The hotel was right next to all the action and provided us a getaway when we needed some downtime
Mar 22, 2015
From $190

6 InterContinental Presidente Cancun Beachfront Resort

4 stars
4.0 / 5 198 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 7.5 ZH Map

Free Sunset Cruise Tour

Tropical Cancun beach retreat near the convention center and nightlifeThe tranquil, upscale InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort is steps from the sparkling Caribbean Sea. The resort is... More

Highly Recommend!
Great beach in a great location! If you want to avoid the spring breaker crowds and noise but still want to experience the greatness that cancun can offer, book this hotel! it's only a 10 minute...
Mar 21, 2015
From $323

7 Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 647 reviews

Bkvd. Kukulcan Lote 4 Hotel Zone KM 10 Map

Sun-soaked Cancun all-inclusive with luxury amenities, two poolsThe Riu Palace Las Americas is situated on Cancun's Yucatan peninsula and offers endless ocean views. The property is dotted with... More

Awesome time
Went with friends . For us was first time but our friends been goin there all the time. Now i can see why .awesom hotel restorans beach everything was good
Mar 14, 2015
From $637

8 Live Aqua Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only

5 stars
4.5 / 5 444 reviews

Blvd. Kukulkan 12.5 km Map

Special offer for limited time

Celeb-chef restaurants at exclusive beachfront getaway in Cancun The Live Aqua Cancun is a 371-room, nine-floor oasis on the Yucatan Peninsula. The resort has Mayan-inspired architecture... More

Great All-Inclusive
Staff is wonderful and the hotel offers you everything you can think of. No need to leave unless you want to do shopping, tours etc. We're not too big into drinking (alcoholic beverages) so I...
Mar 23, 2015
From $450

9 ME Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Oriented

4 stars
4.1 / 5 805 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan km12 Map

40% off per night!

All-inclusive beachfront Cancun resort for social grown-upsThe beachfront Complete ME by Melia Cancun is an adults-oriented destination with a hopping, expansive infinity pool and full-floor... More

Good for vacation
The vacation was great there in ME Cancun. The staff services there was awesome.
Mar 22, 2015
From $429

10 Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 301 reviews

Blvd Kukulcan KM 16.5 Hotel Zone Map

Book Now and Save - 30% Off per night

Sophisticated, beachfront resort in CancunEscape the daily grind of city life and retreat to a tropical paradise destination at Paradisus Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive. This deluxe resort... More

Awesome Spring Break
Couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Everything was wonderful and all the staff were amazing!
Mar 21, 2015
From $379

11 JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 117 reviews

Kukulcan Boulevard KM 14.5 Map

Rate includes breakfast

Sophisticated, oceanfront Cancun resort and spa with luxury amenities The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is on the Caribbean Sea and offers the utmost in luxury. The tranquil resort has... More

Great Stay
Hotel is beautiful and staff is great. I would def recommend this hotel.
Oct 10, 2014
From $89

12 Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Avenida Tulum, MZ 1 – Lote 2 - SM 12 Map

Save 10% on your stay

Where You Want to Be. An alternative to the bustle of the Hotel Zone, the Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro has a downtown location thats ideal for business travelers and families. Many... More

went well very nice hotel staff and location i would stay again. although advertised with gym did not see gym
Feb 23, 2015
From $269

13 GR Solaris Cancun Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 936 reviews

Blvd. Kukulan Lote 59-2 ETAPA Map

All-inclusive, cost-conscious comfort in Cancun, along the CaribbeanThe GR Solaris Cancun Resort & Spa is a budget-minded beachfront property in the hotel zone featuring nightly entertainment,... More

This was a fabulous trip
The staff were extremely helpful, polite. The rooms were tidy and well kept. The food had plenty of variety. Would definitely go back.
Mar 22, 2015
From $239

14 Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa- All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 524 reviews

Blvd Kukulcan Lote 64 Map

Super Deal 38% Off

Cancun beachfront resort with family activities and mini water parkThe Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa is family-friendly. The all-inclusive, 300-room Cancun property has an... More

Nice but . . .
Most everything was great they did try to pitch a time share to me which was weird. They really tried hard to get me to listen to some talk about buying a time share. The staff were really nice,...
Mar 16, 2015
From $322

15 The Royal Sands Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 166 reviews

Kukulcan Blvd , Lote 32 Map

All Inclusive - Special Deal 35% OFF

Self-serviced suites in the Cancun Hotel ZoneTravellers looking to enjoy a Caribbean holiday vacation in Cancun retreat to the well-appointed spaces and leisure activities at Royal Sands Resort... More

Awesome family trip for Family with Teen Agers
Staff was awesome. Trip was awesome! Special thanks to Heidi (our families concierge) she was beyond helpful!
Mar 20, 2015
From $445

16 Sun Palace Couples Only - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.5 / 5 348 reviews

Blvd. Kukulkan KM 20 Map

Resort Credit from $500 to $2,500 based on stay

Luxe romantic beachfront resort with in-room hot tubsThe Sun Palace in Cancun, Mexico, is a beach-front hotel designed exclusively for couples. The hotel has an indoor pool and three outdoor... More

Great anniversary
Everything could not have been more perfect. The staff at the hotel made us feel we were not a job but a pleasure. Edwardo on the 8 th floor was the BEST. Should be proud to have him for an...
Feb 17, 2015
From $598

17 Secrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 218 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.5 Retorno del Rey Lote 38 + 38b Map

Unlimited Calls, Wi Fi, Green Fee & Sunset Cruise

All-inclusive property with luxurious accommodations and eye-catching sea viewsSecrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive is a beachfront resort that caters to adults-only... More

We LOVED it!
We had such a great time for my birthday in September 2013, that we just made a reservation to go back this September 2015! Great resort!
Mar 16, 2015
From $108

18 Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancun

3 stars
3.9 / 5 31 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km. 17, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Hotelera Map

Family-friendly beachfront property in Cancun, MexicoInspired by the greatness of contemporary Mexican architecture, Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancun is located in a peaceful tropical oasis of... More

Awesome place A must Go
Beautiful hotel ! Its got everything from gym to pools to nice seatings by the pool. The staff are number 1. Rooms are great for the money. Food was ok. We ate outside at night, went downtown, went...
Mar 24, 2015
From $504

19 Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort - All Inclusive, Adults Oriented

5 stars
4.3 / 5 182 reviews

Boulevard Kukulkan km 14, Manzana 53, Lote 37-1, Zona Hotelera Map

Special Offer for limited time

Plush Cancun hotel with stylish spaces set on the beachNestled on the beach and offering state-of-the art amenities, Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience - All Inclusive, Adults Oriented makes for an... More

The perfect Mexican getaway
My wife and I went for a short four-day winter getaway to Sandos in January. It was our first trip to Mexico and we weren't really sure what to expect. We loved it! Sandos is a fantastic place for...
Mar 13, 2015
From $95

20 Krystal Cancun Beachfront Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 298 reviews

Lote 9Y 9A Boulevard Kukulcan Map

30% OFF per night

Oceanfront comfort for adults and kids near Cancun entertainmentThe Krystal Cancun Beachfront Resort is set along the crystal-clear Caribbean waters and features a panoramic infinity pool,... More

Awesome trip
the best place to go and close to everything you need clubs, market and more.
Mar 10, 2015